• Legal drama encircles Underbelly

    There’s nothing like a bit of good publicity. Channel Nine and Underbelly has responded to the threat of a Supreme Court writ by high-profile lawyer George Defteros. Defteros, said to be portrayed by actor George Kapiniaris, was cleared of charges relating to the underworld war. Mr Defteros, who has since resumed his law practice, has […]

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  • Weeds signs with WGA

    Producers of Weeds and Mad Men have signed interim deals with the WGA that allow them to resume production. Weeds is heading into its fourth season. Lionsgate and Marvel Entertainment have reached an agreement as talks continue with the AMPTP. Their move furthers the WGA’s hopes to “divide and conquer” producers. “Lionsgate is considered a […]

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  • Mr Everywhere spams the stage

    You just can’t keep a good guy down. Not content with his CV currently dotted with Neighbours, The OC, Ugly Betty, Lost, 24, The West Wing, Sea Patrol and Torchwood (to name a few) Alan Dale is to take to the London stage in the Monty Python musical, Spamalot. He will appear at the London […]

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  • Rove off till mid March

    Ratings may return on February 10, but Rove won’t be back on air until mid-March. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? will return even later, with filming the 2nd series to commence on 28th April. McManus has just returned from a trip to the UK with girlfriend Tasma Walton where he met with nature […]

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  • Behind every Hard Knocks hero…

    Choirmaster Jonathan Welch, from The Choir of Hard Knocks, has been named the ‘Local Hero’ for 2008. The award named as part of the Australian of the Year ceremony caps off an extraordinary year for Welch, whose choir of the disparate and disadvantaged sang from the streets of Melbourne to the Sydney Opera House. They […]

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  • Airdate: The Chopping Block

    Nine has announced an timeslot for The Chopping Block. It will premiere at 7:30pm Wednesday February 6. Hosted by Catriona Rowntree (pictured here in Getaway) combines ingredients from another show devised by its creators David Barbour and Julian Cress, The Block, plus restaurant rivalry that we saw in Seven’s My Restaurant Rules. Chef Matt Moran, […]

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  • Moment of Truth for Nine

    Here’s a title that journalists will have a field day with. The Nine Network has picked up the rights to the new game show Moment of Truth. The lie detector-based show in the US is hosted by Mark L. Walberg (not to be confused with screen actor Mark Wahlberg). In the UK the host is […]

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  • Ex and the City

    It’s a case of handbags at ten paces. Two shows with two camps and a great divide down the middle. It’s the Cashmere Mafia vs Lipstick Jungle catfight. In the corner for Cashmere Mafia is America’s ABC, Darren Star Producer, Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto, Frances O’Connor, Bonnie Somerville and Channel Nine. In the other corner […]

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  • That’s Numberwang!

    Just when you think you’ve seen all the world’s game show formats, along comes Numberwang, a grippingly banal game show that features as part of sketch comedy That Mitchell and Webb Look. The UK comedy premieres on the ABC at 9:35pm Wednesday Feb 13. The show also screens on UKTV at 8:30pm Monday February 19. […]

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  • SBS boss firm on advertising

    SBS Managing Director Shaun Brown says public broadcasters will suffer a “slow and painful death by irrelevance” if they are prevented from accepting advertising to fund increasing demands for digital and online content. Speaking at a conference in the Bahamas, Brown has defended SBS’ decision to move advertising mid-programme, even though he acknowledges it annoys […]

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  • Airdate: Super Bowl 2008

    Let’s get ready to rumbbbble! Super Bowl XLII will be telecast in Australia for the last time on SBS. In 2009 it moves to TEN. The match between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots screens live at 10am AEST on Monday February 4 on SBS. It repeats later that evening at 10:50pm. […]

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  • Kath & Kim: "The sequel?"

    Kath & Kim executive producer Rick McKenna has ruled out a new fifth series of the show in 2008 says the Herald Sun. But he has hinted at a second telemovie or TV special. “Jane and Gina start back at work next week with a coffee and a meeting, chatting about ideas,” he said. Da […]

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